(1) The operator of a private hire vehicle commits an offence by failing or refusing to accept a booking for the vehicle—
(a) if the booking is requested by or on behalf of a disabled person or a person who wishes to be accompanied by a disabled person, and
(b) the reason for the failure or refusal is that the disabled person will be accompanied by an assistance dog.
(2) The operator commits an offence by making an additional charge for carrying an assistance dog which is accompanying a disabled person.
(3) The driver of
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